I had the fabulous opportunity presented to me by my dear friends Adam Karsten and Karen Seiber Karsten to come workshop a new play by an up-and-coming playwright, Sergei Burbank entitled "Conversion Rate" through their company Other Informed Theatre.
We were told from the get-go that we would be incorporating movement in the piece, and it ended up taking shape into something almost dance-like with fantastic visuals that helped further the plot along.
Check out some pictures from our final showing in which Sergei attended!
Voce di Meche provides reviews of performing arts with emphasis on young artists and small opera companies, and they so kindly gave us a lovely review for Assassins, and not only that, gave a little shoutout to my portrayal as Squeaky! Here's a direct quote:
"The parts were brilliantly cast, effectively enacted, and well sung by a cast that seemed to bring serious vocal training from both the operatic camp and the Broadway camp... For humor we had Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme (Kayla Ryan Walsh) carrying on about her "love affair" with Charles Manson...hilariously messing up their intended assassination of President Gerald Ford...Utopia Opera is a perfect example of substituting creativity and imagination for a big budget; they have done so much with paltry resources...At this performance we felt entertained, enlightened, squeamish, and a bit ashamed of our violent history. We need to experience our dark side before we can change it. The show has been produced overseas and we can only imagine how Europeans must judge our outmoded infatuation with firearms and revenge."
Two more shows left, let's go out with a BANG!
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